1206_xi: Hikojiro Nishi

1206_xi: Hikojiro Nishi

Hikojiro Nishi

Nishi was born on 11 May 1888. He was a fisherman and labourer for Skeena Oceanic Cannery, Skeena, BC. His family includes Yone Nishi (mother; in Japan), Benzu Nishi (father; deceased at time of file), Toku Nishi (wife; nee Toku Tabata; in Japan), and Hisami Nishi (daughter; in Japan). He lived at 245 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, was forcibly uprooted (location unspecified), and was exiled to Japan on 17 June 1946. His listed seized property includes: fishing equipment; household belongings.
Sex M
Date of Birth 11 May 1888
Nationality Naturalized Canadian
Date exiled to Japan 17 June 1946
Locations before uprooting
C-9316 (785-803)
Type Person
Custodian Number 1206_xi
Name Hikojiro Nishi
Not Before: 05 April 1942
Not After: 07 March 1947



1206_xi: Hikojiro Nishi


Metadata Author: Erin Chan
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